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Africa in pictures: 20-27 April

Woman having their hair done in Lagos, Nigeria

On Tuesday, women have their hair done under a bridge in the Nigerian city of Lagos, three days after disputed presidential and national assembly elections.

Farmers at Zimbabwe's tobacco sale floors

On the same day, a Zimbabwean farmer inspects bails of tobacco at an auction floor as the selling season starts.

A Kenyan woman jumps over a puddle near Kibera's railway line

A woman jumps across water beside a railway track in Kenya's Kibera slum during a heavy downpour on Wednesday.

A deserted street in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu

An empty street in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, is pictured on Friday after nine days of heavy fighting which have forced some 350,000 people to flee the city.

A Chinese man stands over Ethiopian workers

On the same day, a Chinese construction worker supervises the building of a road in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa.

A Chinese tiger at OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa

On Tuesday, an endangered South China tiger sits in a cage after being airlifted from China to South Africa to join a breeding programme.

Ousted Haitian president Jean Bertrand Aristide (l) with South Africa's President Thabo Mbeki

Ousted Haitian leader Jean Bertrand Aristide with South Africa's president on Wednesday, after receiving an African languages doctorate from the University of South Africa.

Children on swings in a refugee camp in Sudan

Chadian children play on swings on Wednesday at Um Shalaya refugee camp in Sudan's Darfur region - 65km from the Chadian border...

A woman bakes bread in a Darfur refugee camp

... At the same camp a woman prepares bread in a baking stove during UN refugee chief Antonio Guterres' tour of refugee camps in the war-torn region.

Kola nuts and posters of Mali's President Amadou Toumani Toure, known as "ATT".

Posters of Mali's leader, who seeks re-election this weekend, cover kola nut bowls in Ivory Coast during his visit this week. For more on Africa's week tune into Weekend Network Africa.


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